The Member of Parliament for North Tongu, Samuel Okudzetu Ablakwa has stated that President Akufo-Addo got it wrong with his comments when he visited flood victims with politics.

This follows President Akufo-Addo’s comments when he visited flood victims at Mepe in the Volta region.

He stated that though some of the affected communities by Akosombo Dam Spillage did not vote for him he is in the area because he has taken oath for all Ghanaians.

Several Communities around the Volta Lake have been submerged in water, displacing many residents.

Flooding due to the spillage has forced many communities in the North, South, and Central Tongu districts of the Volta Region to evacuate, leaving them with no choice but to try and save what’s left of their belongings.

Speaking on Morning Starr with Francis Abban on Tuesday, Mr. Ablakwa stated that the comments by President Akufo must be condemned by all Ghanaians.

“I am really disappointed in the President’s address and conduct. This is not the time to remind people about who they voted for. This is not the time to tell the people you hope that in the future, they’ll vote for your party. People are going through a humanitarian crisis, they are displaced and you are speaking to them at a relief camp. This is not the time for politicking, we are human first,” Mr. Ablakwa stated.

The lawmaker further stated that the residents could not take anything with them when the flooding hit them.   

“It is by divine intervention that we did not record casualties. This is like somebody who wants to commit mass murder,” he added.

Source: Ghana/